Hunting Bald Eagles... And Other Ghetto Tales
When Yasin "Mos Def" Bey called Maspyke one of the most important groups in the underground, heads that already knew the time simply nodded in agreement. Never one to settle on co-signs though, no matter how credible the source may be, TABLEEK keeps his pen to pad, and body in the lab, turning out dozens of appearances, mixtapes, collaborations, and touring worldwide to lead up to his "first" official LP: Hunting Bald Eagles..and Other Ghetto Tales. Track by track, this project is a testament to the growth he has undertaken as an artist, from co-producing a few tracks, arranging the entire album, to designing the cover, this is truly his unique vision. Beginning with the African trance influenced "Knew Sublminal", each track rings true to the most classic soundscapes of real boom bap, soulful hiphop, but with the unmistakable and undeniable sound that has been exclusively Maspyke's since their debut 12inch "The Gong Show" on 7Heads Records. With almost 20 years of hustling in the world of music, TABLEEK also utilized the lyrical assistance of his dope label affiliates Blak Nerd and Stan Illa, one of the most recognizable voices in HipHop Sadat X (Brand Nubians), Brooklyn native Whosane, and Jamaican bred toaster Rooster from Fear Nuthin Band to take the journey with him. They say it takes 10,000 hours to truly master a particular craft, and it is quite evident that Hunting Bald Eagles...and Other Ghetto Tales is a display of a master at work. Stay Tuned.